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Dragon User

Dragon User was a British magazine for users of the Dragon 32/64 computers published from 1982 by Sunshine Publications. Production of the computers themselves had ceased by 1985 but the user community remained sufficiently active to justify the magazine's continuation until 1989.

From its launch until June 1986, Dragon User appeared on the shelves of major newsagents such as WHSmith in a full-colour glossy picture cover. A number of different editors were involved during this initial period, including Brendon Gore, Martin Croft and John Cook. From July 1986, the magazine was available only by subscription and the cover changed to a simple red and black print with a contents listing on the front. Hereafter, Dragon User was edited by Helen Armstrong. In June 1988, publication moved from Sunshine at Little Newport Street, London to Dragon Publications, an operation set up by software producer Bob Harris specifically to continue the magazine. Helen Armstrong remained Editor. This new venture did not last long, however. By the new year, only 1500 or so of the subscribers had renewed compared to about 2400 the year before. Insufficient money was available to send any further issues to print and so the final Dragon User was the January 1989 issue. Armstrong seemed genuinely surprised by the sudden lack of interest and her final editorial column was a slightly bitter apology to the remaining user base, urging them to support the National Dragon Users Group (NDUG) and the other remaining independent Dragon publications.

Dragon User followed a fairly standard model for computer magazines of the time: news, software and book reviews, technical Q+A, a number of regular columns and many program listings (in those days it was common for magazines to print the text of programs written in BASIC to be laboriously typed in by the reader). Special features, such as interviews with prominent figures in the software world were also quite common and of course there were many advertisements, mostly for Microdeal, the largest Dragon software producer. Before November 1984, the software reviews were in the form of a continuous column written by John Scriven. Thereafter, the reviews appeared in a section called "Dragonsoft" where each program was reviewed separately and given a score of 1 to 5 Dragons. Various writers contributed reviews from then on, most notably Jason Orbaum, but also established Dragon programmers like Pam D'Arcy and Roy Coates.

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TOPIC
dragon 62
software 46
adventure 15
micro 11
turbocharge 9
games 8
penn 8
computerware 7
user 7
graphics 6
disc 5
iii 5
ossett 5
tandy 5
arcade 4
color 4
flex 4
programs 4
code 3
computer 3
disk 3
educational 3
electronics 3
eurohard 3
peaksoft 3
shards 3
acehigh 2
agon 2
blockbusters 2
blockbusters price 2
cheshire 2
circulation 2
compusense 2
computers 2
delta 2
dos 2
dragons 2
electroanalytical 2
iiii 2
incentive 2
liiii 2
machine 2
machine code 2
modems 2
prestons 2
price 2
releases 2
smithson 2
sprites 2
trekboer 2
wintersoft 2
ace 1
achieyejnstant 1
adventuh 1
afterthat 1
ajw 1
alettertothe 1
andards 1
anzsttiotof 1
asersi 1
ashirtr 1
assembler 1
asshs 1
auto 1
avoided 1
bargain 1
basic 1
bbkebbb 1
beanstalker 1
bgbsammiliim 1
blaby 1
blin 1
blitz 1
bookbytes 1
bordon 1
breakouts 1
bulletin 1
busir 1
bya 1
cadge 1
caileva 1
california 1
calleva 1
cbarowsofcetiva 1
certified 1
chess 1
cje 1
codi 1
coding 1
comer 1
comms 1
computasolve 1
controller 1
cornei 1
cowens 1
cricicet 1
cumana 1
cupid 1
dagbase 1
dagonplus 1
data 1
datasort 1
deltas 1
diaiects 1
dimension 1
dra 1
dragen 1
dragenseft 1
dragondos 1
dragonf 1
drsc 1
drugan 1
dsc 1
dssrssrs 1
dungeon 1
dwa 1
eclise 1
ectroana 1
edragon 1
eeeeesh 1
eehhilis 1
eerrliri 1
efsfrs 1
eiiiill 1
electrowcs 1
eor 1
eprom 1
era 1
eseisti 1
essisfe 1
essse 1
esssst 1
eton 1
extender 1
faclities 1
fiblvii 1
fii 1
file 1
fisj 1
flexfor 1
free 1
fswl 1
fumw 1
galactic 1
gamesze 1
getanatoz 1
gravesend 1
greats 1
grosvenor 1
gruppe 1
gus 1
gweme 1
harris 1
hcandersonlist 1
hex 1
hfshh 1
hiiehl 1
hiil 1
hrahr 1
hshesssi 1
hssissss 1
hulic 1
iashse 1
ibsb 1
ickneild 1
ief 1
ieiciin 1
ifabcii 1
ifaek 1
iflf 1
ifllll 1
igon 1
ihespecianowprtce 1
ihf 1
ihr 1
ihssfr 1
iifstroi 1
iiiiiiiiiiii 1
iiiiil 1
iiiiisii 1
iiiili 1
iiilii 1
iiiliyi 1
iiliiii 1
iill 1
iillfi 1
iisiii 1
iiunt 1
ijm 1
ikon 1
iliilii 1
iliilil 1
ilil 1
ililii 1
illflii 1
illliiiiilll 1
imiiis 1
iml 1
ims 1
incl 1
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Title
Date Published
Creator
Dragon User (1987-04)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, user, basic, harris, sometliing, ossett, turbocharge, rhrifs, iiiiiiiiiiii
Dragon User (1983-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, games, softek, computasolve, machine, joystick, computer, coding
Dragon User (1984-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, adventure, raiitines, edragon, nrfsnffl, rikd, hrahr, tumedto, bya
Dragon User (1986-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: software, dragon, adventure, peaksoft, grosvenor, dragons, disc, user, smithson, computerware
Dragon User (1988-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragondos, iii, dragon, ihr, hcandersonlist, toolkit, irsr, jirrrhvlfi, ssssss, dragonf
Dragon User (1986-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: releases, dragon, dragons, disc, incentive, reviewei, afterthat, caileva, jperilous, turbocharge
Dragon User (1985-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: software, dragon, penn, zoom, macgowsn, issserr, tvpehriter, sifsisss, iiilii, sssrr
Dragon User (1988-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, publications, user, ilil, tronto, lllilii, silip, pped, llilil, jerrunns
Dragon User (1983-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, code, writer, arcade, games, shards, electronics, eton, machine, machine code
Dragon User (1987-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, phrsisi, turbocharge, iashse, iiiliyi, iill, datasort, nayer
Dragon User (1987-03)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, ossett, controller, disc, software, dos, meazinc, turbocharge, seshssis, seige
Dragon User (1985-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, agon, tandy, games, micro, graphics, computer, ibsb, trekboer
Dragon User (1983-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, file, dungeon, comer, microsystems, open, owners, trojan, delta, open file
Dragon User (1988-02)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, wmm, wim, srotfier, shseihrs, mmssm, iliilii, isshe, tffl, iiii
Dragon User (1983-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, galactic, graphics, california, disk, arcade, delta, premier, asshs, special offer
Dragon User (1986-02)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, color, tandy, prestel, dimension, dos, busir, fumw, iiiiisii, dwa
Dragon User (1989-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, sssii, ssesss, nacalc, iii, ithssssss, stlinepl, rzljn, dsc, zcusion
Dragon User (1988-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, silisi, liiii, shif, anzsttiotof, ssssssisss, irffff, sissssrrsi, shvsssr, pipei
Dragon User (1985-04)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, compusense, software, protocol, flex, certified, micro, ectroana, lumlere, computerware
Dragon User (1986-04)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: price, blockbusters, dragon, programs, computerware, specials, adventure, order, user, cornei,...
Dragon User (1987-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, adventure, auto, disc, ossett, reminis, prestons, gus, turbocharge
Dragon User (1987-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, osoftware, pssie, asersi, drsc, nmmsmasm, oursubscrp, gruppe, itimrrnh, vex
Dragon User (1988-03)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, comms, ttie, iliilil, xreii, andards, igon, phrasa, ittwn, riglited
Dragon User (1986-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, shocktrooper, iii, adventure, micro, subscription, user, sssssh, eeeeesh, ipll
Dragon User (1984-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, adventure, ace, iiunt, ultradriv, simi, woos, sroirrisns, diaiects
Dragon User (1988-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, era, dssrssrs, sssss, breakouts, efsfrs, zhhhls, eerrliri, siehhs, ihssfr
Dragon User (1984-03)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, color, sprites, sottwo, tandy, software, educational, module, cheshire, micro
Dragon User (1988-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: free, rfssss, kocsdxm, ose, lllfiis, thebells, rtee, ajw, iiii, pamcodes
Dragon User (1986-03)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, cupid, peaksoft, penn, software, utilities, electrowcs, ssr, iflf
Dragon User (1988-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, jiliil, rsaj, liiii, blin, proarammers, iiliiii, illliiiiilll, ililii
Dragon User (1985-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, penn, manic, arcade, miner, greats, codi, shvs, hulic
Dragon User (1985-02)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: software, dragon, flex, computerware, micro, szi, polios, ssssse, electroanalytical, mipjh
Dragon User (1983-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, sss, computers, gravesend, hex, users, blitz, memory, games
Dragon User (1987-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: hshesssi, iifstroi, thesetwosentences, sshhs, rfef, sessiil, norttiern, ossett, ihf, ijm
Dragon User (1986-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: price, blockbusters, dragon, programs, software, rniue, penn, user, games, arcade, blockbusters...
Dragon User (1985-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, eprom, interface, stocks, space, adventure, games, bargain, circulation
Dragon User (1986-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, adventure, software, pii, eclise, whitlake, knechtel, lotal, lacit, fiblvii
Dragon User (1984-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, micro, software, vmn, tijupply, mostof, ssitrks, ringworld, ief, flexfor
Dragon User (1983-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, computers, tandy, dra, chess, electronics, graphics, siml, pitleer
Dragon User (1985-03)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, color, rculat, tandy, theindependentdragonmagazme, ronly, mims, thepemon, ljf
Dragon User (1985-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, micro, graphics, wintersoft, drugan, eseisti, microdeal, isiss, cbarowsofcetiva
Dragon User (1988-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: adventure, smithson, hfshh, getanatoz, mands, ssihritri, ifaek, pinpoints, yers, quattro
Dragon User (1987-02)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, stack, rrn, vseen, ssesh, rstafi, cadge, lishihs, piisis, sliortage
Dragon User (1984-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, micro, software, sounding, trom, itt, eurohard, computerware, acehigh, gweme
Dragon User (1987-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, modems, pulser, rumnel, srserbrh, hssissss, rrvr, rsseeen, macgowan
Dragon User (1984-04)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, orion, lll, shards, micro, ultimate, oasis, avoided, adventure
Dragon User (1988-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: bulletin, adventure, agon, sassxtni, modems, bbkebbb, ppy, prestons, turbocharge, extender
Dragon User (1984-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, windrush, electronics, code, ledger, graphics, monster, ihespecianowprtce,...
Dragon User (1984-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, ikon, shards, educational, code, vincent, luton, data, mubtcro
Dragon User (1985-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, blaby, software, games, electroanalytical, dagbase, gamesze, wmi, faclities, mjiib
Dragon User (1985-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, trilogy, ket, color, simulator, flex, circulation, mosroffflub, eurohard, iml
Dragon User (1986-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, penn, software, udger, salesbox, oss, sissiir, eor, shlrisssi, irl
Dragon User (1985-10)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, penn, essse, computerware, ssl, soundbox, ifabcii, nnicrocomputer, bgbsammiliim
Dragon User (1984-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, disk, software, incl, micro, sprites, computerware, bookbytes, assembler, twin, twin disk
Dragon User (1988-06)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, adventure, lipll, slowing, inrrgomquizl, ossett, llil, rothery, dragenseft, cumana
Dragon User (1984-02)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, interfacing, programs, educational, cheshire, sunshine, cricicet, deltas, sssbss
Dragon User (1987-05)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: pfps, niques, sliia, mumrn, cowens, fii, rhtssersh, zlslssi, esssst, ssssrs
Dragon User (1986-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, adventure, compusense, penn, software, graphics, siifg, beanstalker, peaksoft, illflii
Dragon User (1984-12)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, disk, flex, computer, micro, games, whtwm, wssim, servicesltd
Dragon User (1984-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, programs, alettertothe, ashirtr, achieyejnstant, systeivis, juki, wluf,...
Dragon User (1986-07)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, penn, software, user, llir, imiiis, lltsl, llsi, izzb, hiiehl
Dragon User (1987-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: software, releases, dragon, incentive, srsrs, calleva, turbocharge, ivlaster, itfffi, sliaolin
Dragon User (1987-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, adventure, software, dragen, turbocharge, eehhilis, iillfi, ieiciin, hiil, iiiili
Dragon User (1986-01)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, adventure, ost, trekboer, juxta, shjilbs, wms, iii, wintersoft, dagonplus
Dragon User (1983-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, disc, acehigh, kith, mjoiodim, ttn, laviiwad, ims, ickneild
Dragon User (1987-08)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: software, dragon, ssisshis, adventuh, mehory, reprocess, ifllll, turbocharge, iii, cje
Dragon User (1985-09)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: dragon, software, ydttmaccdclfplri, sissifl, eurohard, bordon, sssa, slsifilhiis, sihsit, shhses
Dragon User (1988-04)(Sunshine Books)(GB)
Topics: eiiiill, fisj, mssbsmmsa, iiiiil, sskssss, essisfe, pshees, fswl, iisiii, siegfried
Dragon User (1983-11)(Sunshine Books)(GB)